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The Threshold of Civilization: An Experiment in Prehistory

By: Fairservis, Walter A., Jr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291536

ISBN: 0684140454

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Bottom corner of rear wrapper lightly creased. 1975 Trade Paperback. xii, 256 pp. Man as man has probably existed on the earth for more than a half million years, but has lived a civilized life for only the last five thousand. Though it is certain that modern life is civilized life, civilization itself seems to escape definition. There is no certainty as to exactly what it is, what purpose it serves in human history, or where it is leading. In The Threshold to Civilization Walter A. Fairservis, Jr., analyzes three important prehistoric sites--Terra Amata on the French Riviera, ... View more info

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The Way We Were: The History and Genealogy of the Town of Collins, Erie County, New York - Becoming a Town, Volume One [1]: Pre-Historical through 1852

By: Munro, Linda & Charlie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books: 2008

Seller ID: 2293100

ISBN: 0788447599

Condition: Very Good


Bottom corners faintly stained, affecting margins only, minor ink marks on title page and pp. 89-90. 2008 Trade Paperback. 361, [7] pp. The first volume in this four-volume series presents an overview of the area comprising the town of Collins from pre-civilization through the year 1852 when present geographical town lines were finalized. The historical overview is unique in its focus on the more compelling, less known historical factors which not only lent a hand in creation of the area, but also helped to shape the pioneers who first chose this area. This volume examines the explorations of ... View more info

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American Monster: How the Nation's First Prehistoric Creature Became a Symbol of National Identity

By: Semonin, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2293140

ISBN: 0814781209

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 483, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes 59 illustrations throughout text. In 1801, the first complete mastodon skeleton was excavated in the Hudson River Valley, marking the climax of a century-long debate in America and Europe over the identity of a mysterious creature known as the American Incognitum. Long before the dinosaurs were discovered and the notion of geological time acquired currency, many citizens of the new republic believed this mythical beast to be a ferocious carnivore, capable of crushing deer a... View more info